Fun Facts

  • The three highest multi-state Lottery jackpots awarded nationwide were: $1.5 billion (three tickets) in Powerball on Jan. 13, 2016, $656 million (three tickets) in Mega Millions on March 30, 2012; and $648 million (two tickets) in Mega Millions on Dec. 17, 2013.

  • More than 465 tickets worth $1 million or more have been sold since the Missouri Lottery began in 1986.


    First Missouri Lottery Millionaire

    Johnnie Magerl (now deceased)
    Kansas City, Kan.
    Feb. 13, 1986
    Jackpot Wheel Spin


    Largest Missouri Lottery Prize

    Cindy and Mark Hill
    Dearborn, MO
    Nov. 28, 2012
    $293.75 million


    Youngest Missouri Lottery Millionaire

    Justin Glidewell
    Jefferson City, MO
    Age 18 when he won in December 2006
    $50,000 a year for life ($1.5 million guaranteed)
    "Lifetime Riches"


    Oldest Missouri Lottery Millionaire

    Omer Williamson (now deceased)
    Fulton, MO
    Age 85 years, 187 days old when he won in January 1992
    $3.5 million
    Missouri Lotto


    Largest Jackpot Wheel Spin Prize

    Jean Winters
    St. Louis, MO
    March 12, 1987
    $8.1 million


    Winner to Go the Longest Without Claiming

    Gwendolyn Rackley
    Lotto winner from drawing on Aug. 1, 1998
    Claimed on May 11, 1999 -
    (Nine months and 11 days after the draw)


    First Lotto Winner

    Ronald & Mary Ann Brinker
    Pacific, MO
    Oct. 18, 1986


    Jackpot Shared With the Most People

    Independence Power & Light Department
    May 23, 1998
    $10 million jackpot/$5.4 cash option
    Split among 44 employees


    First Powerball Jackpot Won in Missouri

    Ruth House
    St. Ann, MO
    Dec. 23, 1992
    $5.2 million


    Largest Lotto Prize Won

    Phillip and Margaret McClurg
    St. Louis, MO
    June 10, 2000
    $19 million jackpot
    ($9.5 million cash)


    First Mega Millions Jackpot Won in Missouri

    Raul Ahumada
    Noel, MO
    July 31, 2015
    $25 million


    Largest Powerball Prize Won in Missouri

    Cindy and Mark Hill
    Dearborn, MO
    Nov. 28, 2012
    $293.75 million


    Expired $1 Million+ Tickets

    $1.7 million Lotto
    Drawing from Feb. 20, 1999
    Sold at Git-N-Go
    2808 S. Campbell in Springfield

    $1 million Powerball Match 5 prize
    Drawing from April 11, 2015
    Sold at Kum & Go
    16140 Highway 59 in Neosho


    Largest Mega Millions Prize Won in Missouri

    Raul Ahumada
    Noel, MO
    July 31, 2015
    $25 million



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